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Iraq's second city "free of Christians" (Ethnic Cleansing)
CBN ^ | 20 Jul 14 | Stan Jeter

Posted on 07/21/2014 5:10:32 AM PDT by xzins

Christians have fled en masse from Mosul, Iraq's second-largest city, abandoning communities that date back to the first centuries of Christianity.

Islamic extremists who now control the city gave Christians until midday Saturday to convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.

According to MidEast Christian News, the IS rulers ordered hospitals to dismiss Christian doctors and female employees. The report says extremists also marked the houses of Christians as "Property of the Islamic State".

By the time the deadline imposed by the Islamic State expired, most Christians were gone. Mosul, where Christianity has existed for nearly 2,000 years, was now virtually "free of Christians".

As Christian families drove out of the city some reported being stopped at IS check points and robbed of gold earrings, cell phones and other valuables.

With their few remaining possessions, most Christians headed for areas in northern Iraq where they would be under the protection of the Kurdish security forces.

Some fled to the town of Qaraqoush, where they found temporary lodging at a monastery.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: christianpersecution; christians; convertordie; ethniccleansing; jizya; kurds; martyrdom; mosul

1 posted on 07/21/2014 5:10:32 AM PDT by xzins
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To: All

Ethnic cleansing for Christians, but vast media attention for the Gaza Palestinians. The Christians attacked no one, fired missiles at no one, and have received headlines from no one.


2 posted on 07/21/2014 5:10:54 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

And the “leaders” of the f***ing western countries say absolutely nothing.


3 posted on 07/21/2014 5:13:21 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: xzins

All part of the Christians fleeing the Middle East.


4 posted on 07/21/2014 5:16:30 AM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: xzins

Unfortunately the MALICEtinians have advocates in the “media” and at governmental levels. On the other hand, no one advocates for Christians who daily face the threat of slaughter in muslim regions.


5 posted on 07/21/2014 5:17:17 AM PDT by ScottinVA (If it doesn't include border security, it isn't "reform." It's called "amnesty.")
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To: xzins

May God bless the Kurds.


6 posted on 07/21/2014 5:19:59 AM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: xzins

“And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.” Isaiah Chapter 27:13

Pray for the the peace of Jerusalem,


7 posted on 07/21/2014 5:21:26 AM PDT by captmar-vell
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To: xzins

It is amazing to me how many Progressive stooges parrot the line that Israel is guilty of ethnic cleansing and genocide. This, despite the fact that the Palestinian population of the West Bank and Gaza have increased 4X since 1970. However, people remain deaf, dumb, and blind to the ethnic cleansing of Christians in the Middle East.


8 posted on 07/21/2014 5:24:05 AM PDT by rbg81
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To: xzins

I have a feeling the wrath of God, delivered by man, is in the works, not too many Muslims are for the ISIS group. ISIS is nothing more than a gang, lead by a mad cleric, taking over a neighborhood. The longer they wait to take action, the stronger they will become. I wonder what would Reagan have done?


9 posted on 07/21/2014 5:25:35 AM PDT by Bringbackthedraft (Hillary 2016! Really??? That's Retarded Sir.)
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To: Biggirl

All part of the Christians fleeing the Middle East.

We will probably see an influx of them trying to come to America as refugees from the Middle East but they will be turned away after they are asked if they are Christians or not. They will return later at another border entry point dressed like Mexicans and claim they are from Mexico and be admitted immediately no questions asked.


10 posted on 07/21/2014 6:01:32 AM PDT by jsanders2001
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To: xzins

Islam is the Whore of Babylon!!!!

This will only get worse. Obama will do nothing about it...and then it will be too late.


11 posted on 07/21/2014 6:04:17 AM PDT by ThomasMore (Islam is the Whore of Babylon!)
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To: ThomasMore

How can they be so quiet about ethnic cleansing...

Oh wait...

It’s Christians. Move right along. Nothing to see here.


12 posted on 07/21/2014 6:10:40 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

“Pay a tax” needs elaboration in these media reports. The Jizya tax is whatever the nearest jihadi with an AK-47 determines it to be. He can demand $100,000 in cash on the spot.

If you don’t have it, he can take your children as slaves, or your wife. Girls are especially prized as sex slaves.

That is the true meaning of “pay the Jizya tax.”


13 posted on 07/21/2014 6:33:09 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Travis McGee

Yep. This is ethnic cleansing. No one with any understanding sees it as anything else.


14 posted on 07/21/2014 6:42:24 AM PDT by xzins ( Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! Those who truly support our troops pray for victory!)
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To: xzins

Coming soon to what used to be America.


15 posted on 07/21/2014 6:44:52 AM PDT by dforest
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To: xzins

Coming soon to what used to be America.


16 posted on 07/21/2014 6:45:42 AM PDT by dforest
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To: dforest

We need to do just the opposite (to the muzzies) here, convert to Christianity, pay a HUGE tax or face death.

Can you imagine just how far that would go?


17 posted on 07/21/2014 6:58:51 AM PDT by DaveA37
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To: xzins
convert to Islam, pay a tax or face death.

Actually there is a fourth option ... and that is to kick the filthy Muslim thug's ass and send him to his beloved Allah. This is, in fact, the way this story will ultimately end.

18 posted on 07/21/2014 7:04:35 AM PDT by layman (Card Carrying Infidel)
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To: xzins

Not a peep from liberals.


19 posted on 07/21/2014 7:24:03 AM PDT by CodeToad (Arm Up! They Are!)
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To: xzins

W’s decision to go to war in Iraq is looking more and more foolish.

Saddam let Christians live in peace in Iraq. So did the king before him. And the Ottomans before him. And whatever empire before them.

For the first time in 1700 years there are no more Christians in Mosul. And all it cost was 1 trillion American dollars and 4,500 American lives.

A damn shame


20 posted on 07/21/2014 7:24:47 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: xzins
They should send Dubya a Christmas Ramadan card. He made it all possible.
21 posted on 07/21/2014 7:34:11 AM PDT by Romulus
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To: xzins

Genocide. Bush 1 Bush 2 Clinton and now the icing on the rotten cake Obama all contributed to this.


22 posted on 07/21/2014 8:19:42 AM PDT by eleni121 ("All Along the Watchtower" Book of Isaiah, Chapter 21, verses 5-9)
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23 posted on 07/21/2014 8:23:35 AM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: Travis McGee; xzins

Actually it’s genocide, which is actionable by any signatory of the Genocide Convention. Which includes the US. You’d think Samantha Power, the genocide expert, would have something to say.


24 posted on 07/21/2014 8:25:58 AM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: xzins

Christians aren’t politically aligned with the terrorist Palestinians like the media are.


25 posted on 07/21/2014 8:26:20 AM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (The cure has become worse than the disease. Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: xzins

Prophesy fulfilled. Indeed we are living in the end times.
Look up!


26 posted on 07/21/2014 8:27:56 AM PDT by FES0844
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To: xzins; All

It is NOT “ethnic cleansing” since Christianity isn’t an ethnicity. It would properly be termed either a holocaust since the sacrifice is to the pagan god of Islam, or best termed a pogrom.

And are people really surprised this is happening? Jesus said there’d be days like this


27 posted on 07/21/2014 8:44:57 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: layman

It’s time to bring back the Crusades.


28 posted on 07/21/2014 8:46:10 AM PDT by reaganaut (Ex-Mormon, now Christian. I once was lost but now am found, was blind but now I see.)
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To: xzins

Imho, a low yield W88 detonated at 1k altitude over Mecca, Medina and Qom will solve the problem.

5.56mm


29 posted on 07/21/2014 8:54:14 AM PDT by M Kehoe
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To: Biggirl

I’ve got an entire family of Copts living in my house in Tel Aviv while I am in the USA.


30 posted on 07/21/2014 9:09:26 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: SJackson

Some genocides are more equal than others.


31 posted on 07/21/2014 9:10:04 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: M Kehoe

They’re empty most of the year.

I’d focus on the real source of power — the oilfields.


32 posted on 07/21/2014 9:10:34 AM PDT by Jewbacca (The residents of Iroquois territory may not determine whether Jews may live in Jerusalem)
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To: Bringbackthedraft
... not too many Muslims are for the ISIS group

That may be true, but how many are against ISIS? The same might be said in Gaza ... not too many Muslims in Gaza are for Hamas. I didn't see Iraqis put up a strong resistance to ISIS when they arrived. In fact, it only takes ISIS a day or two to take over the towns and cities that they control. I don't see Iraqis making a concerted effort to eliminate ISIS and those that support them. As for Muslims in Gaza, they are doing absolutely nothing about Hamas.

Face it, Muslims are either terrorists or the support terrorism by doing nothing. Blood is on every Muslim's hands in the world. That is why it is a death cult.

33 posted on 07/21/2014 9:20:35 AM PDT by ConservativeInPA (We need to fundamentally transform RATs lives for their lies.)
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To: xzins; Chode

It may well be free of christians.

Now the muslims will kill each other.


34 posted on 07/21/2014 9:23:04 AM PDT by Morgana ( Always a bit of truth in dark humor.)
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To: Morgana
since it's Christian free, there's no reason not to pound it to dust then...
35 posted on 07/21/2014 9:36:35 AM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -vvv- NO Pity for the LAZY - 86-44)
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To: layman

I lean toward option 4. I’ve said for decades that One has to defend ones own ‘hood. I have a little trouble being sympathetic to folks who cut and run without so much as a round house punch. The only way to command a little respect from these muslothugs is to take out a few of their teeth and if they are not willing to stand and fight they will run forever. Missing front teeth probably sounds more like “praith affaw.” Anybody in Iraq could have had a weapon so lacking one is no excuse. Being a pacifist will get your azz kicked every time. And BTW-—the same is true for the folks in Egypt who are getting shoved around.


36 posted on 07/21/2014 1:06:32 PM PDT by cherokee1 (skip the names---just kick the buttz)
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To: Biggirl

“All part of the Christians fleeing the Middle East.”

Soon, there will be “no where” for Christians to go. But, we KNOW this because we are told by Jesus this would come yo pass. It is written in God’s Word that TRUE followers of Christ would, in the last days, face this truth. Though a test of ALL tests we must stay STRONG in our faith, and know that Jesus is with us every step of the way....even when it doesn’t seem so to us. Even to the end of this Age.

Praise You Jesus, for YOU take the ‘sting’ out of death.


37 posted on 07/21/2014 8:14:35 PM PDT by ourworldawry
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To: ScottinVA
And the “leaders” of the f***ing western countries say absolutely nothing.

Don't we have a Pope or something like that? Awfully quiet from the Vatican.

As much as I hate the muzzies, at least their imans rally & agitate on behalf of their fellow terrorists.

38 posted on 07/21/2014 8:25:04 PM PDT by rcrngroup
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To: xzins

Tragic that Christianity, once the Middle East’s predominant religion, is now its most endangered one. Seems too harsh a clime for a religion based on turning the other cheek to survive there.


39 posted on 07/21/2014 11:41:24 PM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: ScottinVA

Strikes me as bizarre that serious Christians in the US go to the mat for Israeli Jews but leave Middle Eastern Christians to the wolves.


40 posted on 07/22/2014 12:34:14 AM PDT by eater-of-toast ("It is much more important to kill bad bills than to pass good ones." --Calvin Coolidge)
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To: MadIsh32
W’s decision to go to war in Iraq is looking more and more foolish.

With all the money we spend on intelligence and the state department, you would think Bush's advisers would have told him Saddam is running Iraq as sanely as one can given what he has to govern. Taking out Saddam is like pulling the finger out of the dyke. We need a small government. We need common sense leadership.

41 posted on 07/22/2014 9:54:38 PM PDT by LoneRangerMassachusetts (The meek shall not inherit the Earth)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

With the neo-cons who STILL clearly have influence within the Republican party and throughout conservative circles (besides Rand Paul) sane foreign policy that you are advocating is a pipe dream.

So long as the Bill Kristol’s of the world get to spew their nonsense on Fox News and the Weekly Standard is a must read magazine for conservatives on the Hill, we will be dragged into dumbass wars and engagements that do nothing to improve our national security.

But that is how you keep the money flowing. There is no profit in peace


42 posted on 07/23/2014 6:21:37 AM PDT by MadIsh32 (In order to be pro-market, sometimes you must be anti-big business)
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To: LoneRangerMassachusetts

“Taking out Saddam is like pulling the finger out of the dyke.”

“Pulling the finger out of the dyke” is an unfortunate misspelling, with interesting implications. I think you meant to type “pulling the finger out of the dike.”


43 posted on 07/23/2014 1:51:32 PM PDT by 2harddrive
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To: Jewbacca

Very hospitable and generous!!!

May God reward good works.


44 posted on 07/24/2014 7:27:39 PM PDT by mbj (1 Peter 2:12)
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